Hoping to connect the indoors with the outside by getting sliding patio doors? This design option is a great way to bring more light into your home and make your space more inviting. Find out what to look for to determine which sliding patio doors are best for your home.
If you’re looking to install a sliding patio door, there are many options to consider. Do you want doors that are energy efficient? What material do you want to use for the door frame? Wood, steel, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum each have their benefits. Read more to figure out which patio door is best for your home.
Which Patio Door Material Do You Prefer?
Wood—Elegant, traditional style, more expensive relative to other materials
Vinyl—Inexpensive and cost-efficient, but extreme temperature shifts can cause cracks
Fiberglass—Can look like wood without the drawbacks
If you’re looking for a less expensive patio door, vinyl or fiberglass would work well.
French Door vs. Sliding Door
Another decision you’ll have to make when finding the perfect patio door is whether you want sliding doors or French doors.
Advantages of Sliding Doors
Doesn’t take up any space inside or outside the room, unlike doors that open into the house
Easier to adjust than French doors
Modern, contemporary look
Usually less expensive than French doors
Multipoint locking system makes them much more secure than they used to be
Typically one panel will be used regularly and the other panel will be locked in place.
Gives a beautiful, classic look to the room
Multipoint locking system makes it secure
Very wide opening when both panels are fully opened
Perfect for moving large furniture or allowing heavy traffic in and out of the room
Keep in mind you’ll need to have floor space for opening and closing that isn’t required with gliding patio doors.
Additional Custom Glass Options
Glass Doctor offers several glass inserts including:
Double-pane windows with sliding blinds
Decorative glass with matching side window panes
All-weather glass that meets or exceeds regulations
Hurricane-rated laminated glass
Why Glass Doctor®?
Whether you’re looking to replace or restore your patio door, we have professionals who’ve worked on exquisite designs and installed a variety of sliding and French doors. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and leaving our customers happy with our products.
Call Glass Doctor Today
Take advantage of our certified glass professionals and schedule a free, in-home consultation to customize your sliding patio doors. Call today at 855-603-1919.